Visit #1305, Saturday 1 May 21, 9:30-11:45AM, 3.2 miles, 2.8lbs. of litter.
Temps in the mid 60's, sunny.
First, a Public Service Announcement:
The May 2021 issue of Connecticut Magazine has a special section devoted to hiking, with a whopping TEN articles devoted to the subject. Lace up your hiking boots and go get a copy!
So why is this edition of This Week In Hubbard Park titled ""Too" Tired Part II, Squared?"
First, because this week I was going to recover the remaining abandoned tires I was aware of in Hubbard Park.
And second, because your quirky author received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday and not only did it make me tired, it felt like I was hit by a bus full of sumo wrestlers who just left the All You Can Eat buffet. Sweats, chills, aches; I was out of work and on the couch for two days, most of the time unconscious. I didn't think I'd pull off a session in Hubbard Park this weekend, but the vaccine's effects left as fast as they appeared so I was mostly good to go on Saturday, and the hike flushed out what remained leaving me feeling as good as Saturday's weather looked.
I wanted to tackle the two remaining tires late in the hike, just in case they tied me up for a long period of time. So I hiked a clockwise loop, over I-691 and past the Halfway House, doing the usual litter pickup.
At just over the one hour mark I reached the location of the remaining tires.
And unlike last week, it was dry and neither tire gave me a lengthy, stubborn mule fight.
The prep work I performed on the first tire last week saved me much digging but it did take over 750 lbs. of pulling force to free the tire.